Goddard College Alumni Council and the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs are proud to collaborate with the virtual Human Rights Watch Film Festival to offer a special screening and discussion of the documentary film, Unapologetic.
“Unapologetic” – Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, May 27, 2021 – 7:30 to 9:00PM EST
Zoom Online – Pre-registration Required
This is a profound and necessary story ripe for a countrywide, and indeed a world-wide, reckoning with racial injustice. After two Black Chicagoans, Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald, are killed by police, the Movement for Black Lives demands justice and organizes to challenge an administration complicit in violence against its residents.
Unapologetic introduces Janaé and Bella, two fierce activist leaders whose upbringing and experiences have shaped their view of what liberation could and should look like, as they urge an expansive view of public safety that does not depend on police. This invigorating documentary illuminates the love underpinning the anger and frustration that comes with being Black, queer women in the United States, and elevates those who are most often leading the way while being denied the spotlight. It offers a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Step 1: Watch Unapologetic anytime between May 19 – 27 in the Human Rights Watch Virtual Film Festival. Tickets are $9 and purchased online from Human Rights Watch. A Festival Pass granting access to all 10 films in the festival is available for $70.
Current students with valid ID can receive a 10% discount on the individual ticket price to any film in the festival.
A limited number of free tickets are also available for individuals from low-income communities who may not otherwise be able to participate due to cost.
For more information on these discount ticket options, e-mail the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs at email@example.com.
Step 2: Join Alumni Council members and Antiracist Learning Circle co-facilitators, Kailina Mills (UGP ’18) and Amanda Faye Lacson (IMA ’10), for a free discussion of Unapologetic, on Thursday, May 27 from 7:30 – 9:00pm EST co-sponsored by the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs. Pre-registration required.
Amanda Faye Lacson (IMA ’10) is the coordinator of the New York City regional alumni chapter and serves as a member of the Alumni Council. She co-facilitates the Antiracist Learning Circle and, in collaboration with Casey Caronna, recently launched a podcast, “Goddard in the World,” which aims to highlight the work of alumni in the world.
Amanda is also the founder of FamilyArchive Business, a studio designed to meet the family at any point in their archiving process, from organizing photos in boxes to creating a final product to share with the family. Amanda’s love for preserving family stories came from a young age, when she borrowed her parents’ typewriter to record her mom’s family tree on onionskin paper. With her background in Art History, Humanities and Transformative Language Arts, Amanda brings her skills in writing, facilitation and visual storytelling to each family’s unique project.
Kailina Mills (UGP ‘18) is the coordinator of the Maine regional alumni chapter and serves as the organizer and one of the founding members of the Alumni Council. Kailina serves as co-facilitator for the Antiracist Learning Circle and leads organizing efforts for the annual Alumni Weekend Residency held each October. During the last few years, Kailina has also worked with graduating students to orientate and onboard them to the alumni community.
Kailina is a K-12 educator with a strong interest in social justice education focusing on antiracism.